Cafe Artistique Cardigan
Small World Theatre
Thursday 29 April 7pm.
A debate around public art in rural locations
Park A Moor project space, Grizedale Arts
With Simon Blackmore (Owl Project artists collaboration), Alistair Hudson (Deputy Director, Grizedale Arts), Ruth Jones (artist & curator based in West Wales) and Blue MacAskill (artist & co-curator of MOCA Cymru). The event was chaired by Walt Warrilow (Senior Project Manager, Safle).
Organised in partnership with Safle www.safle.com
Canolfan Byd Bychan, Bath House Road, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1JY.
Link to a map of the venue
Cafe Artistique: Public Art in Rural Locations (Cardigan, April 2010), 23 mins 49 secs (mp3, 9.54 Mb)
See more about what's on in the Cardigan area www.whatevertheweatherwales.co.uk
(Deputy Director, Grizedale Arts)
Alistair has recently been the Lead Officer on Grizedale's contribution to the Creative Egremount public art programme. He also led a group of UK artists to China for the project Happy Stacking.
Alistair joined Grizedale Arts in 2004, having previously worked as Projects Curator for the Government Art Collection, where, amongst other things, he worked with Liam Gillick on a public art project for the new Home Office building.
Grizedale Arts www.grizedale.org
Grizedale will shortly be holding a discussion in an unusual format at Sheffield's Millennium Galleries:
The Re-Coefficients Dining Club, Friday 23 April, 7–10pm, cost £4/£3.60, bookings on 0114-2782655
Link to Sheffield Galleries events page to find out more
Greasy Pole, Jermey Deller & Alan Kane Project with Grizedale Arts
Owl Project & Ed Carter, FLOW, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad commission
(Owl Project artists collaboration)
Owl Project is a collaborative group of Manchester based artists and currently consists of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons. Over the last few years they have become known for creating beautiful and intriguing sculptural instruments, hand-crafted using a combination of old and new technologies, including works such as the Sound Lathe. In 2009 they won Urbis' 'Best of Manchester Award'.
'FLOW' with Ed Carter
2012 Cultural Olympiad commission
Owl Project and Newcastle-based producer and musician Ed Carter have been selected as the north east winner of a £500,000 commission for Artists taking the lead, one of the major projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. For this they will creat 'FLOW', a musical instrument powered by the River Tyne and maniplualted by the audience.
Follow the FLOW blog
(Artist and Curator based in West Wales)
Ruth Jones is currently Research Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of West England, (Bristol) exploring the relationships between ritual, place and community in lens based and public art. As an artist, Ruth often creates participatory situations, for example for 'sleepers' 2006, she invited local people to become a communal dreamer in the ancient oak woodland of Ty Canol in Pembrokeshire.
Ruth sees curating and writing as aspects of her practice as an artist. She was a co-director of the Belfast based artist run gallery Catalyst Arts between 1997-99. She also co-curated the exhibition And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other for the Ormeau Baths Gallery in 2003 and edited the accompanying publication. Holy Hiatus 2008 (www.holyhiatus.co.uk) was an opportunity to bring UK based artists working around themes of ritual, community and place together to make new site-specific, temporary performances and installations in Cardigan. The publication documenting and contextualising this project will soon be published by Parthian. A follow up symposium will take place in September 2010 at the Small World Theatre.
Ruth Jones, 'Inventing rituals; inhabiting places- ritual and community in public art'. Text for Holy Hiatus publication (PDF, 192KB)
For more information about Ruth’s practice and curated projects go to www.ruthjonesart.co.uk
Ruth Jones, sleepers, 2006
Simon Whitehead, Drift for Holy Hiatus project, 2008
Blue MacAskill, Thoughting, 2008
MOCA Cymru, Interactive Walking & Making, 2010
(Artist and Co-curator of MOCA Cymru)
Blue MacAskill trained at Camberwell and Ruskin Schools of Art before being awarded her first major commission as artist in residence for the National Eisteddfod in 2006 in Swansea. She works in film, photography and sculpture; defining situations and questionaing films about family, life choices and consequence. Since moving to Mid Wales in 2008 for a commission at The National Library of Wales (that became a major solo exhibition: Other Rooms, Other Voices), Blue has evolved working alongside her practice, ideas of land art and building new audiences in Wales for the contemporary arts- investigating different ways in which the public can engage in new art and the movement of young artists in the area.
Blue's artist profile on Axis
Axis Open Frequency selection on Blue by Karen Ingham
Artist's website www.bluemacaskill.com
On 1st May Blue's first solo show The Inner Picture opens at the new gallery in Rhayader, Powys and continues to 20th June. carad.org.uk
With fellow artist Alex Allpress Blue set up MOCA Cymru, an interactive online museum about live arts -and as much mixing of artists and public as possible- in the landscape. An example of this is the recently
curated: Walking with Artists: INTERACTIVE WALKING & MAKING. The walk with be fed live back to the website and gallery through twitter. Walkers will be encouraged to update any images and works to Facebook and my space on www.mocacumru.org.uk. The Walks will experiment with film documentation and live recording that will recall and re-develop for the end show open to the public between 25-27 June 2010.
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